Are you worried about failed checkrides hurting your career chances? Here’s how it might affect you, and how you can ask better questions instead.
Author Archives: Jason Depew
Fixing The Pilot Shortage – Part 1: Regional Airlines
Republic Airways already went bankrupt once because it couldn’t retain pilots. It seems to be trying for a second trip through Chapter 11. It’s time for a broader discussion about pilot retention in aviation.
Scope and Career Decisions
Lies and bad advice are preventing you from moving from your regional or ULCC to a true major airline. It’s costing your family money and QOL!
Should I Buy an Airplane for Training?
Yes, there is a case for buying an airplane to use as a trainer. However, there’s a lot to consider with that decision.
Is Airline Flying Fun?
The long answer to: “Is airline flying fun?”
Pay & Quality of Life – Why Pick Just One?
Work rules are critical for Quality of Life. They can also make you far more money than your pay rates suggest.
High Tax Bill? It’s Your Own Fault!
How to reduce your tax bill while also enjoying investment returns. No help from your union, company, or government required.
Profit Sharing Tax Withholding (Or: How to Identify the Uneducated)
Only uneducated fools complain about the 22% tax withholding rate applied to profit sharing. Plus: how to mitigate that withholding rate’s impact.
MBCPB Calculator for Widget Pilots
Here’s a calculator to decide when (not if) Delta’s MBCBP is right for you. There’s also a video with details about the MBCBP and explaining how to use the calculator itself.
Is Mesa Airlines RTP or E2A Right for Me?
Much ado is being made over Mesa Airlines’ new RTP and E2A programs. Are they right for you though? Why are they being pushed so hard?